Friday, July 13, 2012

Alaska Hike to Old Crow

I just completed my hike from Arctic Village Alaska to Old Crow Canada in 27 days. Twenty pounds lighter, it ends my journey of traversing the entire Brooks Range on foot from Kotzebue, Alaska to Old Crow, Canada in three different summers. When I got to Old Crow with my dog Will after enduring hunger, miles of brush to wade through, rivers to cross, and mountains to navigate, I stepped up onto the first dirt road and looked back - nothing but a wall of brush and a thousand miles of wilderness behind that. I asked the first person how to get to town and told him I had just hiked here from Arctic Village. "Wow, nobody has ever done that before," he said. Yeah, now I know why.